Alan Fagan

Head of Marketing at Ireland's best business loan provider, Linked Finance

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The Road to €100 Million

Posted by Alan Fagan on Jun 19, 2019 2:55:01 PM

Having recently reached the major milestone of €100 Million in total lending, we take a look back over some of the other significant steps in becoming Ireland's leading P2P lending platform.

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Linked Finance hits €100M as P2P Lending Comes of Age

Posted by Alan Fagan on Jun 14, 2019 12:37:53 PM

Following the announcement that Linked Finance had hit €100 Million in total lending, CEO Niall Dorrian sat down with Newstalk's Vincent Wall on Breakfast Business. Listen to the full interview here...

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One Hundred Million Reasons to Celebrate

Posted by Alan Fagan on Jun 14, 2019 11:10:19 AM

Linked Finance has just hit the major milestone of having lent €100 Million to ambitious businesses across Ireland. This signals that P2P lending is now firmly established as an attractive funding option for Irish SMEs. You can read the full story here...

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P2P Lending: 5 Things You Need To Know

Posted by Alan Fagan on Dec 24, 2018 1:42:00 PM

Crowdfunding, crowdlending, marketplace lending, P2P lending, online lending, AltFi. These are all terms that Irish business owners are hearing more and more. As FinTech (Financial Technology) continues to transform the traditional financial landscape, SME owners need to understand these terms, particularly P2P lending.

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Topics: P2P Lending

How to Develop Your Digital Dream Team

Posted by Alan Fagan on Nov 30, 2018 12:58:37 PM

It might surprise you but even in this digital age, up to a third of Irish SMEs still don't have a website and about 90% have no e-commerce capabilities. A lack of in-house skills is often cited as a major obstacle among those businesses with no online presence. But in an era of easy access to information there really is no excuse... 

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The Most Powerful Force in the Universe - Compound Interest

Posted by Alan Fagan on Oct 30, 2018 4:02:13 PM

It’s often claimed that Albert Einstein thought compound interest to be ‘the most powerful force in the universe’.  Now, whether or not he actually said that is a matter of some debate. Whoever came up with the statement, however, wasn’t far off the mark.

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Business lending for a digital age

Posted by Alan Fagan on Oct 19, 2018 2:16:01 PM

Linked Finance is revolutionising the way lending works for Irish SMEs and this 2-minute video explains exactly how...

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Topics: P2P Lending

7 Websites that Every Small Irish Business Owner Should Bookmark

Posted by Alan Fagan on Mar 29, 2018 5:09:43 PM

Owning and running your own business is one of the most fulfilling things you’ll ever do – but it comes with challenges you’d never encounter if you worked for someone else. Among the most daunting of these is that, in many cases, you’ll need to be the Managing Director, the Finance Director, the HR Director, and the Marketing Director – all rolled into one.

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Topics: SME's, Business Tips, Digital Marketing

How Technology is Transforming the Way Small Businesses Recruit

Posted by Alan Fagan on Mar 8, 2018 3:14:36 PM

Digital technology is everywhere we look. The simplest of tasks, such as shopping, involves interacting with computers from start to finish. We’re all used to computer-based checkouts, digital displays and computerised car parking. Even the traffic lights on the way to the shops are controlled by computers. Little surprise so, that in the world of business, areas once managed by people have been taken over by technology.

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Topics: SME's, Digital Marketing, Jobs, Technology

5 Ways Irish SMEs Can Stay Competitive in the Digital Age

Posted by Alan Fagan on Feb 23, 2018 4:22:57 PM

In the business sector, it can sometimes seem as if only the corporate giants are able to take full advantage of the benefits that globalisation and technology have delivered. But in reality, there’s plenty of opportunity for SMEs that are willing to innovate.

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Business Loans but Different

A Better Way to Borrow for Your Business

Linked Finance connects great local businesses who need loans with thousands of individual lenders. This is about using technology to bring business lending back to basics; real people with savings lending to great local businesses at attractive interest rates. Businesses get the funds they need to grow, lenders make a fair return. Everybody wins!

If you need a loan to grow your business, talk to Linked Finance

  • You get a same-day credit decision.
  • You can borrow up to €300K.
  • No early repayment penalties.
  • A friendly, no-hassle approach.
  • Promote your business.
  • Win new customers as part of the process.

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